The story last week by The New York Times about the $1,000 adoption incentive, and the ‘unintended’ consequences associated therewith, fueled the debate about the best way to get rid of wild horses. No surprise that the Campaign Against America’s Wild Horses was involved.
Subsequent coverage, such as this report by KLAS News, gives them an opportunity to push their ruinous fertility control programs.
They’re not questioning if the horses need to be removed, only if it can be done ‘humanely.’
“We’re calling it ‘slaughtergate.’ It happens about every decade,” Roy shared. “The BLM gets exposed to sending wild horses, federally protected wild horses and burrows [sic] to slaughter. And the reason this keeps happening is because the BLM keeps rounding up wild horses.”
Why won’t they look upstream in the wild horse management process? Why aren’t they interested in resource allocations and management priorities in wild horse areas?
Because the data would show that many of them are not overpopulated. They have too many cattle and sheep, not too many horses.
The argument in favor of fertility control would fall to the ground—and that’s not good for business.